Consumers’ acceptance of purchasing consumer packaged goods (CPGs) from a variety of retail outlets as well as their desire for more choice is not just impacting retailers but the entire distribution network as it looks to accommodate a much more diverse shopping universe.
Colombia blend available in Traditional Iced and Nitro Cold Brew formats
March 25, 2019
Lavazza, a brand of Turin, Italy-based Lavazza Group, launched a new cold-brew offering in the United States. Made from ¡TIERRA! Colombia, the cold-brew coffee features a unique blend characterized by a sweet and smooth taste and a rich body, it says.
Clients will be able to better react to market needs through expansion
March 12, 2019
Wellness-focused data technology company SPINS, Chicago, and The Data Council, a provider of verified and standardized product data and images, announced their expanded partnership, which will infuse The Data Council's IX-ONE platform with SPINS health and wellness insights, providing brands, retailers and their partners with increased item-level transparency and completeness as well as a highly efficient one-stop integrated solution, the companies say.
Given the volume growth of packaged water, beverage manufacturers have taken notice of how consumers are reaching for hydration beverages over sweeter options, prompting them to rethink their own portfolios. This shifting sentiment caught the attention of Cott Corporation, thereby paving the way for the beverage manufacturer to create a new identity for itself.
Specialty drinks, Italian wines gain menu placements
February 11, 2019
Technomic's “On-Premise Intelligence Report,” developed with New York-based Beverage Marketing Corporation, examines trends in the on-premise market as consumers' demands for quality, variety and authenticity increase and their flavor preferences shift.
John Butcher adds top executive role with foodservice company
January 22, 2019
Minneapolis-based Caribou Coffee, a subsidiary of JAB Holding Co., announced that John Butcher has been appointed president and chief executive officer. Butcher has served as president of Caribou Coffee since joining the company in June of 2017.
Starbucks Coffee Co., Seattle, announced the expansion of its Starbucks Delivers pilot to an additional six cities across the United States. The expansion, in partnership with Uber Eats, began in San Francisco on Jan. 21, the first of six new markets to offer the service to customers. Following an initial test in Miami, the company remains on track to bring Starbucks Delivers to nearly one-quarter of U.S. company-operated stores.
Our April cover story spotlights Hint Water and founder Kara Goldin’s journey in facilitating the multi-million dollar company. Also this month, our 2019 Soft Drink Report, a write-up of some noteworthy exhibitors from Natural Products Expo West and a market outlook on the performance of the spirits category within the past year. And as usual, we gathered the latest new products, packaging and R&D news.
Check back throughout the month for additional content.